Houston Texans news, rumors and injuries
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 10:23:03 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Miller appears to be on track to play in Week 8 and likely will receive most of the work at running back. He has rushed for at least 80 yards in five of his seven games this season but has only one rushing touchdown. He should be a fine No. 2 running back in all fantasy leagues.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 21:24:25 -0700
Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins will meet the Detroit Lions in Week 8 at home. The Lions are allowing 273.0 yards per game over seven games, and they have given up 18 pass touchdowns which is tied for most in the NFL. The Lions have also given up 22 or more pass plays of 20 or more yards.
Fantasy Tip: Hopkins has had rather erratic production this season, something fantasy owners grabbing him in the first round were certainly not banking on seeing. Hopkins has just one score over the past five games, and he hasn't had a 100-yard game since Week 2. However, you likely spent a high draft pick on him and you need to keep rolling with Nuke despite some shaky quarterback play costing the receiver.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 21:23:33 -0700
Houston Texans QB Brock Osweiler will start in Week 8 against the Detroit Lions. The Lions are tied for the NFL lead with 18 passing touchdowns allowed. Detroit also has given up 273.0 yards per game through the air, 10th most in the league.
Fantasy Tip: The Lions have a solid front seven to apply pressure, but this might finally be the game Osweiler breaks out and posts solid fantasy numbers. In deeper fantasy leagues Osweiler is a good streaming option if you need a bye-week replacement or your primary matchup has a difficult matchup.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 16:05:24 -0700
Houston Texans S Corey Moore (concussion), OT Derek Newton (knee) and LB Brian Peters (quadriceps) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 26. LB Jadeveon Clowney (elbow), SS Quintin Demps (calf), RB Tyler Ervin (knee) and RB Jonathan Grimes (ankle) were limited. OG Oday Aboushi (shoulder), FS Lonnie Ballentine (knee, oblique) and C Greg Mancz (knee) participated fully.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 16:00:18 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Osweiler has not been worth his $12 million contract this year, not even close. But, he does have one of the best matchups of the week against the Detroit Lions. Detroit has yielded 18 touchdowns through the air this year -- tied for most in the NFL. You may not want to start him in seasonal leagues, but Osweiler is a cheap contrarian option in daily formats.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 15:55:33 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Miller will more likely than not be ready for this weekend's outing, but he the only team not to give up a rushing touchdown to running backs so far: the Detroit Lions. Miller can do plenty of damage between the twenties, though, and is once again in the RB1 conversation.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 22:07:35 -0700
Updating previous reports, Houston Texans OT Derek Newton (knee) will miss the remainder of the season, according to head coach Bill O'Brien. Newton injured the knee in Week 7, and the full extent of the injury has not been disclosed.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 14:37:13 -0700
Fantasy Tip: The Texans may not be benching Osweiler, but fantasy coaches should be. Osweiler has thrown only eight touchdowns while throwing an equal amount of interceptions. He has been one of the most underwhelming players in the NFL through seven weeks and does not belong in the starting quarterback slot on fantasy rosters.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 14:01:07 -0700
Fantasy Tip: If Miller played through the injury yesterday then he should be able to play this weekend. Alfred Blue saw more action with Miller dinged up, but Miller will be the main man going forward as long as he is healthy. Miller does have one of his tougher matchups of the season so far this week, though. The Detroit Lions are the only team not to allow a rushing touchdown to running backs in 2016. Miller is a low-end RB1 option for Week 8.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 21:37:30 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Fuller entered the game with a hamstring issue, and it's uncertain if he was limited as a result of the injury. Brock Osweiler did not look downfield much, and he struggled with his accuracy, which also hurt Fuller's production. Going into Week 8 against the Detroit Lions Fuller should be treated as a WR3.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 21:36:55 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Fiedorowicz has emerged as a decent fantasy target in deeper leagues, but he isn't worth using in most formats with 12 or fewer teams.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 21:36:13 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Hopkins has been a huge disappointment for fantasy owners, and he is Brock Osweiler just haven't built a good rapport. Nuke should not be dropped, and trading him would be a mistake since his fantasy value is at its nadir. Hang in there and hope the duo can jell sooner rather than later.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 21:35:30 -0700
Houston Texans RB Alfred Blue rushed 11 times for 63 yards in the Week 7 game against the Denver Broncos Monday, Oct. 24. He saw a bump in snaps and carries thanks to an apparent shoulder injury for starter RB Lamar Miller.
Fantasy Tip: Blue could be an RB3 or flex fantasy option in Week 8 against the Detroit Lions if Miller is forced to miss time. The Lions have similar stats against the rush as the Broncos, so you could expect similar production.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 21:34:45 -0700
Houston Texans RB Lamar Miller (shoulder) rushed 11 times for 61 yards in the Week 7 game against the Denver Broncos Monday, Oct. 24, and fellow RB Alfred Blue also had 11 totes for 63 yards. Apparently Miller was dealing with a shoulder injury which led to the unexpected timeshare.
Fantasy Tip: If he does not have a serious injury, Miller will face a Detroit Lions rush defense in Week 8 which is statistically similar to the Denver Broncos. In other words, it could be tough sledding again.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 21:34:03 -0700
Houston Texans QB Brock Osweiler returned to Denver for the Week 7 game Monday, Oct. 24, and he completed 22 of his 41 pass attempts for just 131 yards, no touchdowns, no interceptions and one fumble lost.
Fantasy Tip: Osweiler has not jelled very well with DeAndre Hopkins, he had accuracy issues all evening and he rarely looked downfield. He has very little fantasy appeal heading into Week 8 against the Detroit Lions.
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